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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:49 PM
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So why has Cox cable taken out MSNBC?
Was there some important news? I think I am going to buy satellite.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:49 PM
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1. Go Dish, you will never look back.
It's worth it just for the DVR.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:52 PM
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4. I can't even get through to their asses to shut the shit off. "All circuits are busy."
Bastards!
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:00 PM
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7. Dish? but how is your internet connectivity?
and what happens in storms, etc? do you ever lose signal?

These are the things I worry about with satellite...
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:05 PM
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11. I have DSL for Internet.
And I've lost signal for a few seconds twice in the past year. It's not really an issue.
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 10:37 AM
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hmm...who provides the DSL though?
that's good that your tv signal is reliable. I absolutely need good internet connectivity for my work, that's one of the big sticking points about dumping comcast.
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 10:37 AM
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another dupe....man you have to watch that submit button sometimes
Edited on Tue Jul-22-08 10:38 AM by navarth

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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 10:37 AM
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21. dupe, delete
Edited on Tue Jul-22-08 10:37 AM by navarth
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 06:42 AM
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20. Yes, you will look back the minute you get some bad weather.
You will be cursing Dish. I was sick of losing reception every time it rained, so I just switched to cable. And Comcast also gives you a DVR.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:50 PM
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2. Don't know but
Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 08:50 PM by bigwillq
Comcast is changing MSNBC's station # from 53 to something in the 100s in a few weeks

on edit: Those are the station #s in my area.
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Captain Angry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:51 PM
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3. If you go DirecTV, you get LinkTV.
If you go Dish, you should get LinkTV and Free Speech TV.

I just turned off my DirecTV service since I had no business having television while I'm unemployed. But I miss LinkTV and PBS.

Back to your original question, did Cox kill MSNBC, or did they move it into a higher tier access package? I saw people posting about that with Comcast recently.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:53 PM
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5. I couldn't get through to them on the phone. They control that too apparently.
I get a recording that "all circuits are busy" and a circuit busy tone.
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JBoris Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:03 PM
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9. Isn't DirectTV owned by Rupert Murdoch? Why give money to that Nazi neo-con? n/t
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Captain Angry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:06 PM
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12. Because even Rupert is still bound by some laws.

In order to be allowed to have access to those satellite transmission waves, he has to carry public utility channels. So you get LinkTV, a pile o' religious channels, and a bunch of interesting foreign channels.

In this day and age, you can either pay a cable company, a telecom company, or a satellite company. When all three of them are evil, you get to either go without access to a lot of good information, or you pick the one with the greatest utility.

So, I am a DirecTV fan.

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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 08:57 PM
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6. I'm watching it right now on channel 63. Two channels lower than it's usual 65. You might
want to look around. They probably just moved it for some lame reason...
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:03 PM
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8. Yeah there it is! Thank you!
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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:13 PM
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14. They did the same to our lineup too,
Ha, fooled them! I found it on my own. How stupid do they think a KO viewer is, like we weren't going to find it or something. Those neo-cons have to get up pretty early to put one over on us!
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:04 PM
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10. It's run by a bunch of dicks.
My guess at least.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:13 PM
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13. Can't do anything left of center these days. I guess I have to riot.
There was no notice that they were moving it to 63 and rumor has it they are moving up into the 100 channels so a converter box will have to be hooked up to watch Keith. They suck ass alright. Also being sued for I forget what its called, but interferring with internet traffic.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:15 PM
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15. I think that was Comcast...
Although, it's possible Cox was up to that as well. I have Comcast for cable, and they pulled that stunt with moving it to "Digital Cable" from regular analog cable last year. Used to be able to watch it in the office, had to go in the living room from then on. Those assclowns!
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 10:14 PM
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18. I may be able to still find the link.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:30 PM
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16. I think they have probably
moved it to a digital station. Do you have a digital box? That's what Comcast has done.

Cable isn't enough...Digital cable is what is going to be necessary in February.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 09:39 PM
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17. Go to dish.com..order online
we have the "everything" package includes HBO, SHO, etc, and LOVE it..

we have a PVR/DVR with 150 hrs on two tvs and regular boxes for two more..

We get several PBS channels, a whole bunch of neat-o University channels & FSTV & LINK..

You will LOVE DISH..
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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 01:44 AM
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19. Did they totally remove it or just move to the digital side?
Many channels are being moved to the digital side because analog channels take up valuable bandwith that can be used for HDTV channels and other stuff. They did it because their deal allows them to.
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